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Corning, Sadowski Synnott claim final WCup slopestyle events

SPINDLERUV MLYN, Czech Republic (AP) Chris Corning of the United States and Zoi Sadowski Synnott of New Zealand won the final World Cup snowboard slopestyle races of the season on Saturday.

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US Speedskating to hold long track trials in Milwaukee (Yahoo Sports)

KEARNS, Utah (AP) -- The United States will hold its Olympic long track speedskating trials at the Pettit National Ice Center in Milwaukee.

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Kristi Yamaguchi tweets ‘break a leg’ to Nancy Kerrigan (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this March 12, 1991, file photo, American skaters (L to R) Tonya Harding, silver; Kristi Yamaguchi, gold; and Nancy Kerrigan, bronze, display their medals after the finals of the World Figure Skating Championships in Munich. A run-of-the-mill good luck tweet from Yamaguchi to Kerrigan is drawing online attention. Yamaguchi tweeted a message to Kerrigan ahead of Kerrigans performance on Mondays Dancing with the Stars March 20, 2017, and added break a leg. Kerrigan was hit in the leg before the 1994 Winter Olympics by a man hired by the ex-husband of Harding. Yamaguchis spokeswoman says no ill will was intended. (AP Photo/Diether Endlicher, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A good luck tweet from Kristi Yamaguchi to former Olympic figure skating teammate Nancy Kerrigan is drawing online attention.


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Kristi Yamaguchi told Nancy Kerrigan to ‘break a leg’ on ‘DWTS’

Oops.

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Michigan State: Doctor sexually assaulted teen gymnast (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this July 29, 2009, file photo, then-women's gymnastics coach Bela Karolyi, left, and USA gymnastics president Steve Penny talk in a hallway of the State Capitol in Hartford, Conn. Penny resigned as president of USA Gymnastics on Thursday, March 16, 2017, following intensified pressure on the organization for its handling of sex abuse cases. (AP Photo/George Ruhe, File)

A sports doctor at Michigan State University sexually assaulted a teen gymnast during treatments for back pain in 2000, according to a campus investigation that's separate from a criminal probe and a blizzard of lawsuits against him. The conclusion by Michigan State's Office of Institutional Equity could hurt the university as it defends itself against lawsuits by dozens of women and girls who visited Dr. Larry Nassar for sports injuries, especially gymnasts of various ages from around Michigan. The report stems from allegations made by Rachael Denhollander of Louisville, Kentucky, who has publicly identified herself as a victim.


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Russia says 3 disqualified from 2012 Olympics for doping (Yahoo Sports)

FILE In this Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 file photo Russia's Gulfiya Khanafeyeva competes in the the women's hammer throw final at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia. Russian officials say three of the country's athletes have been retroactively disqualified from the 2012 Olympics after failing doping retests. The Russian track and field federation says hammer throwers Maria Bespalova and Gulfiya Khanafeeva and triple jumper Viktoria Valyukevich have been disqualified. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Three Russian athletes have been disqualified from the 2012 Olympics after failing doping retests, the country's track federation said. Hammer throwers Maria Bespalova and Gulfiya Khanafeeva, and triple jumper Viktoria Valyukevich were all disqualified. The disqualifications of Bespalova and Khanafeeva mean all three Russian women who competed in the hammer throw in 2012 have tested positive for doping.


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South Korea’s Olympic ringers sing their way onto the team (Yahoo Sports)

In this Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 photo, naturalized luge athlete Aileen Frisch speeds down the track during the official training for the Luge World Cup competition at the Alpensia Sliding Centre in Pyeongchang, South Korea. South Korea has recruited foreign-born athletes in recent years to flesh out its roster as it prepares to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. (Lee Jin-wook/Yonhap via AP)

To earn a place on South Korea's team for next year's Olympics, you may need to brush up on your singing. A rendition of the national anthem in front of immigration officials is a daunting but necessary hurdle faced by the many foreign-born athletes seeking to represent the home team at the Pyeongchang Games. Alexander Gamelin, an ice dancer from Boston, has the anthem memorized and is reading up on Korean culture and history ahead of his immigration interview.


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Simone Biles tangoes to top marks in her ‘Dancing With the Stars’ debut

The four-time Rio Olympic gold medalist did not disappoint with her tango.

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Paris Olympic bid team tells IOC it doesn’t want 2028 Games (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2017 file photo, the Eiffel Tower is lit up with colors during the launch of its campaign as candidate for the 2024 Olympic summer games in Paris. The Paris bid team is fine with an unprecedented double vote on Olympic hosts, as long as the French capital is awarded the 2024 Games. With Paris and Los Angeles the remaining 2024 bidders, IOC President Thomas Bach has raised the prospect of one city getting 2024 and the other taking 2028. We can't accept '28, Paris bid co-chairman Tony Estanguet said during a visit to London on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. It's not possible. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, file)

The Paris bid team issued an ultimatum to the IOC on Tuesday: It's the 2024 Olympics or nothing. With only Paris and Los Angeles left as 2024 bidders after rivals dropped out, IOC President Thomas Bach has raised the prospect of one city being awarded 2024 and the other taking 2028 to avoid there being a loser. ''We can't accept '28,'' Paris bid co-chairman Tony Estanguet said during a visit to London on Tuesday.


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US sailors return to Volvo with Vestas 11th Hour Racing

SAN DIEGO (AP) Americans Charlie Enright and Mark Towill are returning to the Volvo Ocean Race with new sponsors and an emphasis on environmental awareness.

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